I can think of nothing good to say about this poster which I photographed this morning on Marple train station.
It is absolutely vile.
The type is hard to read. When you do read it you find a meaningless slogan. Then there's the horrible Union Jack background and the sky, which doesn't work on any level at all.
The colours are horrible, the picture is lazily slapped on. The fact that Annesley Abercorn and David Cameron are gurning like idiots and leaning out of the back of an OLD LONDON BUS beggars belief. Your mind drifts to thinking whether an old Routemaster would get up Brabyns Brow.
Then there is the context. It confronts you as you wait for an old horrible train that was brought into service the last time the Conservatives were in power.
It offends the decency of Marple by implying that they understand what it is that needs to change in Marple without ever having been here.
None of this is political at all. But is this the best they can do? Is this the most provocative and inspiring message that the slickest political machine in western Europe can come up with? Demon Eyes, Labour Isn't Working, Labour's Tax Bombshell were powerful pieces of political propaganda. If you were a Tory donor you would have every right to be livid.
However it has one redeeming feature. It is screaming - DEFACE ME.